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There are a lot of things to organize when you are moving. In fact, moving is one of the most stressful times in one's life, after marriage and divorce. Like saving energy, don't put off renting a moving truck to the last minute. Compare your moving truck companies, options and prices to see what is included and what you can expect on your big day.

Moving Van Options

A moving truck company is a service that transports your contents from one home to another. If you are moving a long distance or if you have a lot of things then hiring a moving truck is almost necessary. If you are only moving a select few items or if you do not mind taking several trips then you might be able to move house with just a pick-up truck and a few friends; however, most families will invest in the services of a professional business to help them make moving day much easier.

Many moving companies are also removal companies which mean they will get rid of any items that you do not want. Furthermore, many companies will also offer a packing service. The company will come one day in advance and pack up your household items, such as pots and pans, clothing and knick knacks with specialty boxes and bubble wrap. This is often a huge relief for movers but also a lot more expensive than just hiring the van for the day.

Another option when it comes to moving your items is to choose a u-haul moving company. What this means is that you are only hiring the truck, not the movers. You do the heavy lifting, the packing and the driving yourself and you only pay for the costs to borrow the truck, as well as the insurance needed to drive it. A u-haul moving company is a lot cheaper than any other option but you are also doing most of the work yourself. Many companies work interstate so this means you do not have to drive the truck all the way back to the original depot where you picked it up; you can drop it off at the nearest depot to your new home.

When you are renting a u-haul moving truck you also need someone to drive it. If you are taking two cars across state then you may not have anyone to drive the u-haul van for you. If this is the case, hiring a moving company may be the better option.

Choosing your Moving Truck

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing your moving truck. How much stuff are you moving? Moving vans come in various sizes - the bigger the van, the more expensive it will be so be sure to ask each company how much it costs for each type of van or truck. Unless you are only moving down the road or across town you will probably want a van that is big enough to move all your items in one go.

In addition to comparing the prices you should also compare the companies. Do they offer any guarantees with their service? Do they offer insurance or protection if they damage or break something? Do they come with several years experience and good reviews online? All of these things will matter; after all, this is your contents you are talking about. Make sure you do a little bit of research before renting a moving truck. Rather than pick the best advertisement in the yellow pages, compare your options, read testimonials and get different quotes. Talk to your family about the best type of moving truck option for you.

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